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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-29-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By sdb48
$16 later I purchased a new headlight switch/vent...

$16 later I purchased a new headlight switch/vent piece on eBay and now have my lit up switch. It's the little things...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Well, lesson learned about putting the wrong bulb...

Well, lesson learned about putting the wrong bulb in. Not sure if I did this by using a much stronger bulb or it was already done by the previous owner. When I opened the switch itself, the clear...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By sdb48
Yes, strange indeed. No one seems to know what...

Yes, strange indeed. No one seems to know what the problem is, and I don't want to replace the actuator if it's not necessary.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By sdb48
I thought it was maybe a fuse issue, but the fact...

I thought it was maybe a fuse issue, but the fact that I can un-lock all doors from the passenger side if all doors are locked makes me think its something else.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By sdb48
Actuator or?

I'll try and makes this clear the first time, as it gets confusing:
This year/model can only lock and un-lock the doors via the key (no remote)

1) Un-locking the drivers side door un-locks the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By sdb48
Good to know and thanks for the info. As far...

Good to know and thanks for the info.
As far as these clips, are they available at Napa Auto or similar places?
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By sdb48
Looks like this guy had the same issue and fixed...

Looks like this guy had the same issue and fixed it by lubing up a few areas and adding some silicone to the rubber weather stripping as he calls it.
I see what you mean about the retainer clips. ...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By sdb48
Interesting. Sometimes I do hear a little...

Interesting. Sometimes I do hear a little squeaking/window rubbing on something when that window is going up, but it doesn't always get stuck.
Is it a pretty major ordeal to take the door panel off...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 06-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By sdb48
e36 power window issue

Driver side window (only) goes down no problem using the switch as incremental or 2nd position where it goes down all the way on its own (forget what these different modes are called). Sometimes when...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-20-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,727
Posted By sdb48
Yes, there is definitely a process to putting...

Yes, there is definitely a process to putting these tops down, and you're correct about the folding, esp plastic window.
I've heard about those straps and that it's anywhere from $800 and up to...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-19-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,727
Posted By sdb48
Yes, all fixed. I had been pressing the wrong...

Yes, all fixed.
I had been pressing the wrong way on the passenger side release latch (it needs to be pressed towards the rear of the car) and I eventually had to get get it replaced, spring/coil...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Right? And I suppose I'd have to buy a new...

Right? And I suppose I'd have to buy a new ashtray if that bulb burns out LOL
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Good point on getting the bulb online. Especially...

Good point on getting the bulb online. Especially after just getting this email from the dealer.

"Sorry there is no single bulb for that head light switch, you'd have to get the switch" - really?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Sorry, that was DC Wright that mentioned the heat...

Sorry, that was DC Wright that mentioned the heat in a similar thread.
So the dealer writes back after i ask the price on a 0.36w bulb for this switch and
says "a 35w headlight bulb is $278" doh?...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
I have blown three 2721 bulbs so far from 2...

I have blown three 2721 bulbs so far from 2 places. As Ze German mentioned in this post or another,the bulb with higher wattage is getting too hot in it's small space and blowing immediately,...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-18-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
It's strange that the 2721 bulb does work for...

It's strange that the 2721 bulb does work for some people, but definitely isn't working for me.
I went to four places today and no one has the right wattage bulb.
I emailed Peter Pan BMW up here...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By sdb48
Right. Going to go search for the .36w. If all...

Right. Going to go search for the .36w. If all else fails, I can always order a set online, etc.
Thanks guys!!
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By sdb48
Indeed, the wrong bulb. Strange that no one else...

Indeed, the wrong bulb. Strange that no one else is experiencing this issue of bulbs blowing after they replace with 2721, but I'm convinced it's not working for me ;)
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
I'm going to check out Pep Boys. I called and...

I'm going to check out Pep Boys. I called and they couldn't find the specific wattage. Said to come in and look at all the packages...lol
Did Advance find that 0.36w bulb when you asked for the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-17-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Ahhhh, my apologies for not reading the entire...

Ahhhh, my apologies for not reading the entire thread. I googled this topic (light switch bulb) and ended up in this thread, and after seeing the pics I figured it was the same issue. ADHD strikes...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
Yeah, seems those are one piece like the cluster...

Yeah, seems those are one piece like the cluster lights. Was hoping to steal one of the ash tray lights, but no such luck. I got the bulbs at Kragen Auto.
Hope you get yours lit up. Not sure what's...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
The more posts I find on this topic the more I...

The more posts I find on this topic the more I find a lot of owners didn't know this lit up either.
Yes it's one little bulb that lights the while area (Sylvania #2721) Not sure how we got on the...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,293
Posted By sdb48
I have a '99 323ic and tried to fix my headlight...

I have a '99 323ic and tried to fix my headlight switch. I tried 3 #2721 bulbs (recommended) and they all blew as soon as I put the key in the ignition. All my fuses are good. Any ideas?
I removed...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 11-16-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By sdb48
Hi, I have a 99 323ic. I removed the switch and...

Hi, I have a 99 323ic. I removed the switch and replaced the bulb 3 times because the bulbs kept blowing as soon as I reconnected the assembly and turned the ignition on.
All my fuses are good. Any...
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 09-09-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 163,829
Posted By sdb48
Yes, M52. According to DC's chart: Castrol...

Yes, M52.
According to DC's chart:
Castrol Syntec European Formula SAE 0W-30
Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40
Pennzoil Platinum European Formula Ultra SAE 5W-30
Valvoline SynPower SAE 5W-30

The chart in...
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